Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
USN-986-1 fixed vulnerabilities in bzip2. dpkg statically links
against libbz2 and needed to be rebuilt to use the updated libbz2.
An integer overflow was discovered in bzip2. If a user or automated
system were tricked into decompressing a crafted bz2 file, an attacker
could cause bzip2 or any application linked against libbz2 to crash or
possibly execute code as the user running the program.
Update the affected dpkg, dpkg-dev and / or dselect packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 49305 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-0405